INEIS/MGMT seminar by Linus Dahlander

Does Choice of Teams and Ideas Improve Performance in Entrepreneurial Teams? Evidence from a Field Experiment

2018.01.10 | Merete Elmann

Date Thu 15 Feb
Time 10:30 12:00
Location Room 2627-H210, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University


Thursday 15 February at 10:30 in room 2627-H210, Associate Professor Linus Dahlander, ESMT Berlin,

and Part-time Professor at MGMT, Aarhus University, will give a seminar entitled

Does Choice of Teams and Ideas Improve Performance in Entrepreneurial Teams?
Evidence from a Field Experiment

 

Everyone is welcome!

 

Abstract
In a natural field experiment with over 900 subjects in 300 teams, we study the effects of choosing team members versus ideas on entrepreneurial team performance. We use a two-by-two design in which subjects are randomly assigned to one of four treatments, in which they (i) choose both their team and the idea they pursue; (ii) choose their own team members, but not the idea; (iii) choose their own idea but not their team; or (iv) choose neither their team nor the idea. We find that teams who choose their own idea but not their members perform consistently better than those in the remaining treatments. We then explore a number of different mechanisms that can account for this finding.

Events